Healthy Environment, Healthy Community, Healthy Business

Environment Protection Authority

Environment Protection Authority Strategic Plan 2017–21

Our vision:
Healthy Environment, Healthy Community, Healthy Business
Our purpose:
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is the primary environmental regulator for New South Wales. We work with business, government and the community to reduce pollution and waste in order to mitigate adverse impacts to the environment.

The EPA's Strategic Plan for 2017-21 summarises our:

  • Vision and foundational statements
  • Priorities for 2017–2021
  • Six key result areas
  • Outcomes, strategies to achieve these, and measures for 2017–2021

Key result areas

The six key result areas that deliver on the EPA’s vision, foundational statements, and priorities for 2017-21 are:

  1. Improved environmental and human health protection
  2. Innovative waste management
  3. Effective management of environmental incidents
  4. Sound strategic and planning advice
  5. Effective communication and stakeholder engagement
  6. Exemplary and innovative organisation.

New South Wales is facing significant challenges from population growth and the associated demand for infrastructure, water and energy, increased waste generation and more intensive agriculture. In this context our aim is to maintain and enhance the liveability of New South Wales by preventing harm to the environment and human health.

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Page last updated: 12 July 2017